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Les hommes du feu (2017)

Bénédicte Meursault, a female firefighter, has just been transferred to a small fire brigade in the South of France. She is welcomed by Philippe, 45, the wise captain of the brigade. Soon ... See full summary »

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Cast

Credited cast:
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Philippe - le capitaine
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l'adjudant-chef Bénédicte Meursault
Michael Abiteboul ...
Xavier
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Xavier
Grégoire Isvarine ...
Thomas
Guillaume Labbé ...
Martial
Guillaume Douat ...
Jules
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Arthur Gloanec ...
Etienne Meursault - le fils de Bénédicte
Lise Lomi ...
La fille de Philippe
Brian Messina ...
Sébastien
Yvonnick Muller ...
Antoine Meursault
Antoine Raffalli ...
Henri
Wilfried Romoli ...
Le commandant
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Bénédicte Meursault, a female firefighter, has just been transferred to a small fire brigade in the South of France. She is welcomed by Philippe, 45, the wise captain of the brigade. Soon after being introduced to the men, the young woman jumps into action. Unfortunately, while rescuing the victims of a terrible car crash, she does not find one of the injured who was ejected thirty meters away. Now the man is in hospital in a coma and he may die because of her. Completely upset, Bénédicte decides to resign but Philippe dissuades her from doing it. Written by Guy Bellinger

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Several of the actors, stand-ins and stunts doubles were firemen of the Bram fire station. See more »

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Gimme Back My Bullets
Written and Performed by Lynyrd Skynyrd
(1976)
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Firemen

Well, that French film is far less spectacular than BACKDRAFT, but that's the best French film so far about fire soldiers. Besides, I have rarely seen such a HUMAN story I mean a tale with such convincing characters played by such convincing actors and actresses. Deep characters, which move you to the bone. Dialogues are excellent, outstanding, sharp as diamonds. No length in this film, only amusing, funny scenes, especially supported by dialogues, but also gripping, unbearable sequences, such as this one where the firemen enter by force into an apartment which the door was closed, to save the owner, and when they find a young woman who hanged herself wearing her wedding dress. No one, I repeat no human being can stay cold in front such a sequence. This story also focuses on daily domestic life and burden of those ordinary heroes. Human heroes.


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